About the book:
This is the unfettered story of Ashneer Grover-the favourite and misunderstood poster boy of Start-up India.
Raw, gut-wrenching in its honesty and completely from the heart, this is storytelling at its finest.
A young boy with a ‘refugee’ tag growing up in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar outpaces his circumstances by becoming a rank-holder at the pinnacle of academic excellence in India-IIT Delhi. He goes on to do an MBA from the hallowed halls of IIM Ahmedabad, builds a career as an investment banker at Kotak Investment Banking and AmEx, and is pivotal in the making of two unicorns-Grofers, as CFO, and BharatPe, as co-founder.
As a judge on the popular TV show Shark Tank India, Ashneer becomes a household name even as his life turns upside down. Controversy, media spotlight, garrulous social media chatter descend, making it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction.
Doglapan: The Hard Truth about Life and Start-Ups by Ashneer Grover is an inspiring and captivating read that provides a glimpse into the life of a young boy who defies the odds to achieve academic excellence and make his mark in the start-up world.
The book is a raw and honest account of Ashneer Grover’s life, from his humble beginnings as a ‘refugee’ in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar to becoming a rank-holder at IIT Delhi and an MBA graduate from IIM Ahmedabad. The author’s career as an investment banker at Kotak Investment Banking and AmEx, and his role as CFO of Grofers and co-founder of BharatPe, are also chronicled in the book.
What sets this book apart is its honesty and storytelling style. Ashneer Grover’s writing is straightforward, devoid of any pretense, and completely from the heart. His ability to candidly share the ups and downs of his life and career is a testament to his courage and resilience.
The author’s experiences with controversy and media scrutiny are particularly compelling. As a judge on the popular TV show Shark Tank India, Ashneer becomes a household name, and his life takes a dramatic turn. The book explores the impact of this media spotlight on his life and career, and how he navigates through this difficult time.
Overall, Doglapan is a must-read for anyone interested in the start-up world, entrepreneurship, and personal growth. The book is a reminder that success is not always a smooth journey, and that sometimes the hard truth is the best teacher. Ashneer Grover’s story is one of grit, determination, and perseverance, and his book is a powerful testament to the power of resilience.